Parsons School of Design alumnus with a BFA in fashion, who has worked in the menswear industry for several years. Past lives have been in the East Village and Lower East Side of Manhattan; more recently transplanted to Harlem. Currently living in a 1907 "French flat," an Edwardian era middle-class apartment.
A rendering by Anthony F. Dumas shows the Mount Morris Theatre as it stood circa 1934. At this point in time, it appears that the theater on East 116th Street converted into a burlesque venue which was not so uncommon for this type of establishment during the 1930s. The lower photo shows the same corner of Fifth Avenue today and one can see that the church housed within has pretty much maintained the integrity of the building over the decades.